Nathaniel Hone, the Elder

1718-1784 Ireland/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Nathaniel Hone, the Elder, was born of Dutch descent in Dublin in 1718. He moved to York at an early age and established himself as a portraitist in miniature enamels. Hone also painted in oils and water-colour. He married and lived in London from 1750, spending two years studying in Italy, after which he exhibited at the Royal Academy, becoming a founder member in 1768. His painting, 'The Conjurer', caused controversy and the Academy refused its entry to an exhibition. He subsequently became the first Academician to set up an independent show, holding it in Saint Martin's Lane. The painting is now in Dublin's National Gallery, and the Sketch is in the Tate Gallery, London. There are many of his paintings in the National Portrait Gallery. His great-grand-nephew, Nathaniel Hone the Younger, and his great-great-great grand-niece, Eva Hone, were also reputable artists.

 

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The Conjuror

The Conjuror

Covered Detail

Detail Painted Over

Detail

Detail

Portrait

Portrait of a Gentleman

Hon R Boyle

The Hon Robert Boyle Walsingham

Capt T Baillie

Captain Thomas Baillie

The Artist's Son

The Artist's Son Drawing

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait with Image of his Wife

Miss Gardner

Miss Gardner

James Kirkpatrick

James Kirkpatrick and his Sons

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait with Easel

The Piping Boy

The Piping Boy John Camillus The Artist's Son

John Hinchliffe

John Hinchliffe

Portrait of A Boy

Portrait of A Boy

A Boy

Portrait of A Boy

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

William Legge

William Legge Second Earl of Dartmouth

Anne Gardiner

Anne Gardiner With Her Eldest Son Kirkman

Unknown Man

Unknown Man

A Gentleman

A Gentleman

Richard Wilford

General Richard Wilford of the British Army and his Contemporary Sir Levett Hanson

Double Portrait

Double Portrait of Lieutenant General the Hon Philip Sherard and Captain William Tiffin at the Battle of Brucke Muhle

Harry Earl

Harry Earl Aged Fifteen

G Germain

George Germain First Viscount Sackville

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Catherine Fisher

Catherine Maria Kitty Fisher

The Knights

The Misses Knight

Julie Metcalf

Miss Julie Metcalf with her Dog

The Artist

The Artist

Girl with a Cat

Girl with a Cat